There are a great many lessons in life, especially in those that have been well lived. So I’d like to show you a couple things that have had particular meaning in my life, a story and guide that have not only helped my family and me through difficult times, but good times as well.

UC Santa Barbara Commencement Speech

Coach Julian and Character

Alvin Fred "Doggie" Julian (April 5, 1901 – July 28, 1967) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He coached both college and NBA (Celtics) and even coached legend Bob Cousy. He was my coach is summer league basketball camp for a few consecutive years. He was my hero and became a close friend of my family.…

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Lakota Code of Ethics

1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. 2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy - and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.

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In a Mother’s Womb

In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”

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Super Bowl Showdown

The lesson Danny taught was that one of the most watched quarters in NFL history was when the game was a blow-out. People tuned in because of the “spread” and the size of that audience determined advertising rates. So billions of dollars of advertising revenue and billions of dollars of wagering revenue changed hands based on the…

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The Old Man and the White Horse

Once there was an old man who lived in a tiny village.  Although poor, he was envied by all, for he owned a beautiful white horse.  Even the king coveted his treasure.  A horse like this had never been seen before – such was its splendor, its majesty, its strength.

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Pots and Pans

Pots and Pans is a terrific story for any CEO or business person who wants to become one. It tells a simple truth, but a great one.

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Email Etiquette

E-mail Etiquette has been around for a while and was originally drafted from a study by the Rand Corporation, but it still can pack a punch or two. Especially for anyone who thinks they already know everything about the world's most ubiquitous way to stay in touch.

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Life Lessons

There’s no such thing as a sure thing!

1964 baseball fans will appreciate this momento: Tickets to a world series game that NEVER happened. It seemed that Lee would attend his first world series game. The Phillies had to win just ONE game. With a 6 1/2 game league lead and twelve games to play, the Phillies somehow managed to lose twelve games in a row.

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How to Be Lucky by Christian Busch

Most of us think that luck just happens (or doesn’t) but everyone can learn to look for the unexpected and find serendipity. Sagacity and Perspicuity and Tenacity.

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